When a new supercar is introduced, we stand up and take notice. Especially when it hails from the land of exotics – Italy. With a name like Faralli & Mazzanti, we wouldn’t expect it to be from anywhere else. If you’ve never heard of them before, we’ll forgive you.
Until now, the company has produced a retro-looking creation called the Antas. Just a few weeks ago, F&M previewed a new model called the Mugello. Today all the official images have been released, but there is a new name – Evantra. That’s too close to the plebeian Hyundai Elantra for our tastes.
Thankfully, the Evantra looks nothing like the weird Antas that came before it. Clearly, F&M has more experience in designing vehicles since the development of that car. The Evantra’s bodywork is unique, with a modern form. Visibility appears to be very good, as the front end has an expansive windshield and sloped front end. .
A defining side body line begins on the doors that flows into bulging fenders. All around the car there is a ton of different surfaces going on, and it works surprisingly well together. The doors flip up and open backwards. Dare to be different, right? The Evantra doesn’t follow the typical supercar (oxymoron?) style playbook, and the result is something special. The car is powered by a 3.5-liter flat-six cylinder. Care to take a guess who that is from? F&M didn’t say, but it most likely is sourced from Porsche.
That is an interesting choice; most companies go with the cheap and easy-to-source Chevrolet small block. The flat-six is available in two versions; naturally-aspirated with 400 horsepower and a twin-turbo model with 600 hp. Sure, they aren’t the most outrageous numbers we’ve seen, but the Evantra isn’t out to set any new records. Weighing in at about 2645 pounds, the Evantra can achieve 0-62 mph times of 3.7 seconds with the twin-turbo engine. F&M says it plans to make just five copies – we aren’t sure if that is a year or period. Each car is hand built in Italy, and can be customized to your liking. Check out gallery of the new supercar below and let us know what you think. As for a price tag, we don’t have one yet. We wouldn’t be surprised if it was near the million dollar mark.